Six US soldiers, five civilians in S. Korea test positive for Covid-19
SEOUL: At least six more US soldiers and five relevant civilians in South Korea tested positive for the Covid-19, the US Forces Korea (USFK) said on Tuesday.
The USFK said in a statement that 11 USFK-affiliated individuals were tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in South Korea between August 7 and 21.
Moreover, six service members, one civilian, one contractor and three family members arrived at the Incheon International Airport on international commercial flights between August 7 and 21.
The confirmed patients have been transferred to designated isolation facilities at the US army bases here.
The total number of infections among the USFK-affiliated personnel rose to 1,286, according to Yonhap news agency.
“USFK remains at a high level of readiness with more than 80 percent of its affiliated community vaccinated, and less than one percent of its active-duty service members currently tested positive with Covid-19,” the USFK said in a statement.
In the latest tally, South Korea reported 1,509 more cases of Covid-19 for the past 24 hours, lifting the total number of infections to 239,287. The daily caseload hovered above 1,000 for 49 straight days. (Xinhua)
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